Late 19th Century Hand Made Folk Art Friendship Quilt
A late 19th century Tennessee folk art friendship quilt designed in a block style with each square individually created in different designs embellished with embroidered motifs. “Marshall. Co. Tenn” is embroidered near one corner. Many of the squares have embroidered names or initials of the quilt making participants or possibly their sweet hearts. The quilt is full of embroidered Americana motifs, highlights are a rooster with a horn by Maggie W.; a pink rose by W.P.M.; a hand by J.H.L.; an acorn by Oeta P. London; a pistol by Zora B.; intricate floral wreath and bouquets by AL. MC., Interesting figures throughout the quilt include deer, scissors, frog, dog, wagon, birds, insect, fiddle, button boot, pocket watch, plow, fish, pocket knife, straight razor, moon and star, spectacles. Plus charming names of Tennie B.; Cecil O.; Mai L.; Ada R.; Tommie F.; Knox Mc. and more.
The quilt features fancy stitching throughout, is backed in a black and brown floral printed material and has an olive green fabric edge.
Several small areas of deteriorating or shredded fabric.